1995 CR250 - Done

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12/28/2019 7:42 PM

And so it begins.....
It looks like the top of the fork tree is a billet piece. I have to send the cylinder to be replated.

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12/28/2019 7:45 PM

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12/29/2019 3:15 AM

Hey bud, I also have a 95 cr250 in that condition, what way you going with th build? Oem or replica? 😊

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12/29/2019 5:02 AM

Nice start.im starting a 94 build..I have some nice 95 Oem Plastics minus the fenders for sale,I also have renthal bars,pad and sprocket..if you need.. Photo
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12/29/2019 5:03 AM

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12/29/2019 10:40 AM

Action69 the airbox looks real nice. Let me see how mine looks after I clean it up. I have all new UFO plastic.

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12/29/2019 5:30 PM

500crazy wrote:

Hey bud, I also have a 95 cr250 in that condition, what way you going with th build? Oem or replica? 😊

I have a 1995 CR250 but I really like the 1993 color scheme better. I not into purple. I am going for something like this:
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12/29/2019 5:34 PM

I got a new seat and foam from Throttle Jockey.
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12/29/2019 7:36 PM

I am taking the frame to be powder coated tomorrow. I should get it back in around a week. I need to clean and remove the power valve assembly and the studs from the cylinder. Then it is going to Powerseal to be plated. All the parts are in labeled ziplock bags. Each part will be cleaned and buffed right before it goes back on the bike. I also have new bushings and seals for the front forks. The seal head and other needed parts for the rear shock along with new fmf packing and misc parts that I saw that needed to be replaced as I tore the bike down. I already all new plastic from UFO. So.... quite a bit of work to go.

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12/29/2019 10:21 PM

The seat looks really nice,how is the quality of the cover?im going to order the throttle jockey 95 McGrath kit...sounds like you’ve got a good start with all of your parts..

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12/30/2019 5:19 AM

Action69 wrote:

The seat looks really nice,how is the quality of the cover?im going to order the throttle jockey 95 McGrath kit...sounds like you’ve got a good start with all of your parts..

The seat is really nice! It is a gripper seat. I was reluctant to get the seat since their price is not cheap. I am glad that I did. I really like it. I have struggled in the past getting seat covers on just right. This time I paid a local upholstery place $25 to put the seat cover on. It was worth it. They got it lined up perfect. I also bought new foam. Mine was in bad shape.

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12/30/2019 6:00 AM

Sounds good.thanks..

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12/30/2019 5:51 PM

I started cleaning the linkage today. The dirt Has been on the linkage so long that the pressure washer will not take it off. I used an SOS pad and then a buffer with a finishing wheel from Pryme.
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12/30/2019 7:20 PM

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12/31/2019 12:54 AM

Progress in the works and looking good.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

12/31/2019 6:42 AM

Thanks!

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12/31/2019 10:07 PM

Brian you’re doing a fantastic job cleaning up this bike.
I discovered those discs also from Cameron’s website. They made cleaning up my 95 much easier.
I used a Dremel with the grinding drums to remove all the seams from the molds on all parts with them. Then I used in most cases those scotch bright wheels on a bench grinder to get rid of the marks from the Dremel.
I agree the 93 scheme is what I think of when I think of mid 90 steel framed Honda’s.
I used Cerakote to re-finish almost all metal parts outside frame and forks. It’s much easier to use then most realize.
A drying box is the most expensive part to create outside buying the paint itself.

Great job here and good luck.

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1/1/2020 5:01 PM

TooOldfWFO, thanks for your kind comments. I have watched all of Cameron's videos. I just got one of his 12" pads for my buffer. As soon as i am done typing this i am going to order more! Thanks for the information on Cerakote. It is an option that i am considering.

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1/1/2020 5:10 PM

The airbox was nasty!!! Do some people never clean their bike? I have noticed that when plastic loses its glossy finish it seems to stain easier or dirt sticks to it more.
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1/1/2020 5:18 PM

You are a build animal, Brian. Respect!

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1/1/2020 8:19 PM

bonseff wrote:

You are a build animal, Brian. Respect!

Thanks!

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1/2/2020 8:03 PM

Cleaned up the pipe today.
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1/2/2020 8:38 PM

Almost forgot..... the cylinder is in the mail on the way to Powerseal to be re-plated. Photo

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1/3/2020 12:02 PM

Cleaning up the front forks before the seals go in.
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1/3/2020 7:48 PM

I took this off the rear shock.i can clean it and then buff it to make it look nice, but then it will take all the plating off. So it is either leave it like it is or make it look nice and have no plating. Photo

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1/3/2020 10:58 PM

Hello Brain, first let me say I like your build. It’s good to see a bike brought back to life.

On the shock ring, get it replated along with all the other hardware. (Axels, springs and al steal nuts and bolds. I even did my spokes and nippels) it really makes a difference. I thought I payed €65,- for the complete badge.

Good luck en enjoy your build!

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1/4/2020 9:50 AM

You paid that much to replate all your you stuff

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1/4/2020 10:06 AM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

You paid that much to replate all your you stuff

Yes it was €65 for the lot. Here are some pictures... Photo
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1/4/2020 12:41 PM

Wow! That is a lot cheaper than buying the plating stuff

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1/6/2020 12:17 PM

Brian_Bowles wrote:

You paid that much to replate all your you stuff

GB 911 wrote:

Yes it was €65 for the lot. Here are some pictures... Photo
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GB 911, did you sand blast or wire wheel any of the items before plating? They came out pretty good.

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